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U.S. Army Southern European Task

5:47 PM7/9/2024
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 934th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment receive a tour of the Luanda Military Hospital following the Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) opening ceremony in Luanda, Angola, July 8, 2024. MEDREX is a medical readiness exercise program, planned and executed by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), that allows military health professionals from the U.S. and their African partners to exchange medical practices, procedures and techniques that build and strengthen treatment capabilities, resulting in lasting relationships between the partners.(U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Katherine Sibilla)
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U.S. Army Southern European Task

5:47 PM7/9/2024
Angolan Army health professionals give a tour of the Luanda Military Hospital to U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 934th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment following the Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) opening ceremony in Luanda, Angola, July 8, 2024. MEDREX is a medical readiness exercise program, planned and executed by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), that allows military health professionals from the U.S. and their African partners to exchange medical practices, procedures and techniques that build and strengthen treatment capabilities, resulting in lasting relationships between the partners.(U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Katherine Sibilla)
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U.S. Army Southern European Task

5:47 PM7/9/2024
Angolan Army Lt. Col. Elena Cardina explains the operations of the intensive care unit to U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 934th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment following the opening ceremony of the Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) in Luanda, Angola, July 8, 2024. MEDREX is a medical readiness exercise program, planned and executed by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), that allows military health professionals from the U.S. and their African partners to exchange medical practices, procedures and techniques that build and strengthen treatment capabilities, resulting in lasting relationships between the partners.(U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Katherine Sibilla)
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U.S. Army Southern European Task

5:47 PM7/9/2024
Angolan Army Col. Rui Manico listens to introductions by U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 934th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment. Manico represented the management of the Angolan Military Hospital during the Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) opening ceremony in Luanda, Angola, July 8, 2024. MEDREX is a medical readiness exercise program, planned and executed by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), that allows military health professionals from the U.S. and their African partners to exchange medical practices, procedures and techniques that build and strengthen treatment capabilities, resulting in lasting relationships between the partners. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Katherine Sibilla)
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U.S. Army Southern European Task

5:47 PM7/9/2024
Angolan Army Col. Rui Manico speaks during the Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) opening ceremony in Luanda, Angola, July 8, 2024. Manico represented the management of the Angolan Military Hospital during the MEDREX opening ceremony in Luanda, Angola. MEDREX is a medical readiness exercise program, planned and executed by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), that allows military health professionals from the U.S. and their African partners to exchange medical practices, procedures and techniques that build and strengthen treatment capabilities, resulting in lasting relationships between the partners. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Katherine Sibilla)
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U.S. Army Southern European Task

5:47 PM7/9/2024
Angolan Army Lt. Bernardo Prata listens to introductions during the opening ceremony of the Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) in Luanda, Angola, July 8, 2024. MEDREX is a medical readiness exercise program, planned and executed by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), that allows military health professionals from the U.S. and their African partners to exchange medical practices, procedures and techniques that build and strengthen treatment capabilities, resulting in lasting relationships between the partners.(U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Katherine Sibilla)
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U.S. Army Southern European Task

5:47 PM7/9/2024
Angolan Army Lt. Col. Elena Cardina listens to Lt. Col. Cabot Murdock's remarks during the Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) opening ceremony in Luanda, Angola, July 8, 2024. MEDREX is a medical readiness exercise program, planned and executed by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), that allows military health professionals from the U.S. and their African partners to exchange medical practices, procedures and techniques that build and strengthen treatment capabilities, resulting in lasting relationships between the partners. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Katherine Sibilla)
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U.S. Army Southern European Task

5:47 PM7/9/2024
Angolan Army doctor Pedro Silva explains the operations of a hospital wing to U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 934th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment following the opening ceremony of the Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) in Luanda, Angola, July 8, 2024. MEDREX is a medical readiness exercise program, planned and executed by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), that allows military health professionals from the U.S. and their African partners to exchange medical practices, procedures and techniques that build and strengthen treatment capabilities, resulting in lasting relationships between the partners.(U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Katherine Sibilla)
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US Army Reserve deploys to Angola for medical readiness exercise

5:47 PM7/9/2024
A specialized team from the 934th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment (FRSD) based in Salt Lake City, Utah, arrived in Luanda to participate in the latest medical readiness exercise (MEDREX). Scheduled to span three weeks from July 8-20, this exercise marks a significant effort in fostering U.S.-Angola military medical collaboration.
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US Army Reserve surgical team Soldiers assist Chadian medical partners with depot explosion triage

10:30 PM6/23/2024
On June 19 while conducting a Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) at the Garnison Military Hospital in N’Djamena two U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assisted three Chadian citizens injured from an ammunition depot explosion on June 18.
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US, Chad medical readiness exercise begins

1:47 PM6/20/2024
Soldiers from the 402nd Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment (FRSD), a part of the 3rd Medical Command Deployment Support, a U.S. Army Reserve unit from Fort Devens, Mass. will join forces with Chadian Armed Forces [Forces Armées Tchadiennes] military medical professionals over the next fourteen days to foster a bilateral exchange of cultural knowledge and medical expertise during the Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) in N’Djamena.
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US Army Reserve surgical team Soldiers assist Chadian medical partners with depot explosion triage

1:47 PM6/20/2024
On June 19 while conducting a Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) at the Garnison Military Hospital in N’Djamena two U.S. Army Reserves Soldiers assisted three Chadian citizens injured from an ammunition depot explosion on June 18.
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MEDREX Inforgraphic (Letter).pdf

1:45 PM6/11/2024
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Medical readiness exercise kicks off in Ghana during African Lion 2024

9:54 PM5/18/2024
ACCRA, Ghana — A team composed of U.S. Army and Air Force medical professionals from the 86th Medical Squadron, Dental Health Activity - Rheinland Pfalz, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, U.S. Army Medical Command and the State Medical Detachment, North Dakota National Guard commenced a medical readiness exercise (MEDREX) with the Ghana Armed Forces, May 13. The ceremony marked the beginning of activities that will run until May 31, at the 37th Military Hospital in Accra.
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U.S. Government works with Burundi partners to enhance medical readiness

10:39 AM5/1/2024
Representatives from the U.S Embassy-Burundi, 44th Medical Brigade, the 240th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment, and the Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) are collaborating in a Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) with their Burundi National Defense Force partners at the Kamenge Military Hospital in Bujumbura, Burundi, April 8-16, 2024.
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U.S., Burundi partner for bi-lateral military medical readiness exercise

10:56 AM5/23/2023
The Burundi National Defence Force, in partnership with the U.S. Army’s Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), 44th Medical Brigade and 39th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment, are hosting a Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) at L’Hopital Militaire (Military Hospital) in Bujumbura, May 15 to June 2, 2023.
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MEDREX Senegal begins in Thies

6:02 PM2/22/2023
U.S. Army Col. Marin J. Lucenti III, Vermont State Surgeon converses with Dr. Binta Diop Badiane, Director, Tivaouane Hospital, during introductions at the start of a medical readiness exercise called MEDREX Senegal 2023. Lucenti is part of a 40-person U.S. medical team working alongside Senegalese hospital professionals at the Thies Regional Hospital and two smaller hospitals in and around Thies, Senegal over the two-week exercise. MEDREX is a program designed and overseen by the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) that allows medical personnel from the U.S. military and partner nations to exchange medical procedures and strengthen treatment capabilities. The exercise exposes participants to unique medical delivery methods, and ultimately improves their capacity to assess and deliver medical care. MEDREX Senegal 2023 is organized and executed by the Vermont National Guard State Partnership Program (SPP) and administered by the National Guard Bureau. The Vermont National Guard and Senegal have been partnered through SPP since 2008. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Alisha Grezlik)
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Vermont National Guard receive a welcoming handshake at start of MEDREX

6:02 PM2/22/2023
U.S. Army and Air Force medical professionals with the Vermont National Guard receive a welcoming handshake from a Senegalese child in Thies, Senegal during the start of a medical readiness exercise called MEDREX Senegal 2023. The 40-person U.S. team will work for the next two weeks alongside Senegalese hospital professionals at the Thies Regional Hospital and two smaller hospitals in and around Thies, Senegal. MEDREX is a program designed and overseen by the U.S. Southern European Task Force, Africa that allows medical personnel from the U.S. military and partner nations to exchange medical procedures and strengthen treatment capabilities. The exercise exposes participants to unique medical delivery methods, and ultimately improves their capacity to assess and deliver medical care. MEDREX Senegal 2023 is organized and executed by the Vermont National Guard State Partnership Program (SPP) and administered by the National Guard Bureau. The Vermont National Guard and Senegal have been partnered through SPP since 2008. (U.S. Army photo by SFC Jason Alvarez)
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Vermont National Guard receive an orientation of the Mbour Hospital at the start of MEDREX in Senegal

6:02 PM2/22/2023
U.S. Army and Air Force medical professionals with the Vermont National Guard receive an orientation of the Mbour Hospital Feb. 20, 2023 during the start of a medical readiness exercise called MEDREX Senegal 2023. The 40-person U.S. team will work for the next two weeks alongside Senegalese hospital professionals at the Thies Regional Hospital and two smaller hospitals in and around Thies, Senegal. MEDREX is a program designed and overseen by the U.S. Southern European Task Force, Africa that allows medical personnel from the U.S. military and partner nations to exchange medical procedures and strengthen treatment capabilities. The exercise exposes participants to unique medical delivery methods, and ultimately improves their capacity to assess and deliver medical care. MEDREX Senegal 2023 is organized and executed by the Vermont National Guard State Partnership Program (SPP) and administered by the National Guard Bureau. The Vermont National Guard and Senegal have been partnered through SPP since 2008. (U.S. Army photo by SFC Jason Alvarez)
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U.S., Senegal launch medical exercise in Thies

6:02 PM2/22/2023
THIES, Senegal - U.S. Army and Air Force medical professionals from the Vermont National Guard began a medical readiness exercise with their Senegalese partners on Feb. 20, 2023.
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U.S., Angola conclude inaugural military medical exercise

11:15 AM11/29/2022
U.S. and Angolan militaries wrapped up a two week medical readiness exercise (MEDREX) with a closing ceremony, Nov. 18, 2022. The Angolan Armed Forces, in partnership with the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) and the 807th Medical Command, U.s. Army Reserve, hosted the MEDREX at the Principle Military Hospital in Luanda from Nov. 8-18, 2022. The event marked the first of its kind to be held in Angola.
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U.S., South Africa militaries begin Exercise Shared Accord 2022 in KwaZulu-Natal

6:09 PM7/19/2022
Exercise Shared Accord, planned and executed by the United States Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, features several key exercises occurring simultaneously -- a medical training exercise, a field training exercises and a training segment called Judicious Activation -- all designed to promote security cooperation and interoperability between the United States and South Africa.
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Medical readiness exercise provides real-world humanitarian relief to local Moroccan population

1:34 PM7/1/2022
The Utah Army National Guard Medical Detachmnet, the U.S. Army 30th Medical Brigade, and the Royal Moroccan Army collaborated to provide real-world humanitarian assistance to the local population in Morocco while simultaneously conducting medical readiness training during African Lion 2022.
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Surgeon devotes career to battlefield trauma care

3:33 PM2/9/2022
What began as a way to practice medicine and pay for college has become a life calling for one U.S. Army surgeon. Col. Jennifer Gurney, a surgeon with the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at the Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston, Texas, says that her reason to continue her 20-year career is to help build the training and standards it takes to maintain Soldier readiness on the battlefield.
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U.S. Army medical personnel visit Ghana in preparation for medical readiness exercise

5:49 PM1/27/2022
U.S. Army and Ghana Armed Forces medical personnel met at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, Ghana, as part of the final preparations for a medical readiness exercise 2022 scheduled for June.
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SETAF-AF hosts concept development event to shape MEDREX program

12:31 PM9/20/2021
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Senegalese, US Army medical professionals strengthen partnership, capabilities through MEDREX 21-4

12:09 PM7/22/2021
Senegalese orthopedic Dr. Madior Diouf reviews x-rays with medical students during the Senegal Medical Readiness Exercise 21-4 at the Principal Hospital, Dakar, Senegal, July 14, 2021.The exercise, July 12-30, 2021, provides a real-world environment where medical professionals from both militaries can build and strengthen medical treatment capability and capacity by honing their medical skills in alternative conditions while also learning different protocols from their counterparts. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Meleesa Gutierrez)
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